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Drawing I

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1130-CE
  • Day(s) TH
  • Dates Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • Hours 06:00PM - 09:45PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Remember those children's coloring books with their beautiful, even, unbroken lines that we tried so hard not to mess up with our crayons? Those lines so strongly defined drawing on a subconscious level that drawing without an outline is the first hurdle that will be addressed in this course. We will explore drawing through a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal, pastel, sumi ink and brush, scratchboard and acrylics. Working exclusively from the live nude, students will become familiar with the principles of drawing such as line, tone, mass, light, composition, positive/ negative space, scale, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective and analytical observation. We will do all of this in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on individual goals and levels of experience. Discussion of student work will be an ongoing group activity. The goal is for each student to complete the course with a newfound excitement about drawing and a sense of direction in the development of his or her drawings for the future. NOTE: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24") and a box of medium compressed charcoal to the first session.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Drawing II

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1135-CE
  • Day(s) M
  • Dates Sep 22 - Dec 08
  • Hours 06:00PM - 09:45PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This course will build upon basic skills to improve accuracy of observation and the development of each student's artistic voice. Using the live model as the only subject, there will be in-depth exploration of volume, light and shadow, mass and spatial depth. Interior linear perspective and outdoor atmospheric perspective (the landscape) will be discussed. Throughout the course we will experiment with different mediums, such as gray-toned pastels, colored pastels, oil pastels, sumi ink, scratchboard and acrylic paints, as well as combining mediums in unconventional ways. Students will receive individual assistance from the instructor. NOTE: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24") and compressed charcoal to the first session.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1220-CE
  • Day(s) W
  • Dates Sep 24 - Dec 17
  • Hours 06:00PM - 09:45PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Open to students at all levels, this course is an intensive survey of the diverse methods and approaches to oil painting and it will take the mystery out of color, composition, scale and tone. Working exclusively from the live nude, you will learn how to create convincing flesh tones in light and shadow, and volume and space, through the application of color theory. Demonstrations will show you how to use a painting knife and brush, and how to build a painting using old master, classicist, impressionist, and neoimpressionist techniques. You will learn the recipes of painting mediums and how to use them. This course will strengthen your observational skills, and you will become familiar with atmospheric perspective, linear perspective and human anatomy. There will be group discussions of student work and individual attention to the goals, needs and level of experience of each student. NOTE: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24") and compressed charcoal to the first session.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1223-CE
  • Day(s) S
  • Dates Sep 20 - Dec 13
  • Hours 10:00AM - 02:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Designed for the beginning student, this studio course will introduce the fundamentals of color, space, composition and technique. Oil paint will be the primary medium; other media will be explored, including acrylics and collage. Students will paint from observation, memory and imagination. Contemporary concepts will be emphasized. There will be individual and group critiques. NOTE: Please bring a rough newsprint pad (18x24"), charcoal pencils and an eraser to the first session. One class session will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Instructor

Melissa Meyer

Fine artist

Education:

BS, MA, New York University

One-person exhibitions include:

Lennon, Weinberg Inc.; Elizabeth Harris Gallery; Holly Solomon Gallery; Miller/Block Fine Art, Boston; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

Group exhibitions include:

Katonah Museum of Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Graham Modern Gallery

Collections include:

Museum of Modern Art, Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Publications include:

Art in America, Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, The New York Times, New York Sun, Artcritical  

Awards and honors include:

New York Foundation for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome

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Sculpture

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-1430-CE
  • Day(s) T
  • Dates Sep 23 - Dec 09
  • Hours 06:00PM - 09:45PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 335 West 16th Street

Description

Designed for students at all levels who wish to explore the world of sculpture, this course will begin with basic carving techniques using blue foam covered by an aqua resin. Demonstrations of various techniques used to produce 3D works will be included, as well as slide presentations of artworks from many disciplines. Students will be encouraged to critically examine how emerging technologies alter the landscape of making art. Note: The studio fee includes safety equipment, hand tools, abrasives, compressed air, lubricants and access to the plaster workshop outside of class time, based on facility availability. All other materials must be purchased by the student.

Instructor

Nicolas Touron

Sculptor, ceramist

Education:

BA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie; MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

Virgil de Voldère Gallery; Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf

Group exhibitions include:

Josée Bienvenu Gallery; Galleria Rizziero Arte, Pescara, Italy; Tropen Museum, Amsterdam; NADA Miami Art Fair; Kunstraume auf Zeit, Linz; Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Publications include:

The New York Times, New York magazine

Award:

Fulbright Fellowship

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Realistic Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2218-CE
  • Day(s) M,T,W,TH,F
  • Dates Aug 04 - Aug 15
  • Hours 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2490
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

There's more to painting a great portrait than capturing a likeness; it's about creating the illusion of life. Portraiture should reveal the character of the sitter and exude a lifelike essence. During this course, taught by an award-winning portrait artist, you will learn how to analyze, interpret and convincingly portray the human visage. The methodology presented is both broad in scope, yet simple to comprehend. It's based on the idea that logic, not frivolous rules nor superficial techniques, lies at the core of the greatest portraits ever created. Working from live models, you will discover a simple and straightforward way to achieve accurate drawing and to easily replicate any color you see, particularly the subtle translucent tones of the human complexion. You will also learn how to model form and to simulate the effects of luminosity, illusionistic depth and atmospheric space. All of the information covered in this course will be fully demonstrated and explained. Field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, August 9, 9:30 am-5:30 pm. NOTE: A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session.

Instructor

Marvin Mattelson

Portrait artist

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Clients include:

New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey

Exhibitions include:

Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase

Publications include:

Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio

Awards and honors include:

First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators

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Realistic Figure and Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2221-CE
  • Day(s) F
  • Dates Sep 19 - Dec 12
  • Hours 12:00PM - 06:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

Want your paintings to come to life? Illusionistic realism takes more than merely copying what is in front of you; it requires the ability to understand and interpret your subject to be successful. This course will present, to artists of all levels, a uniquely simple and logical approach to painting the portrait and the figure in oil. The mindset and methodologies that guided master artists for more than 500 hundred years will be emphasized, and you will learn the time-honored techniques that have served as the backbone for some of the greatest paintings ever created. Designed to develop your ability to create a believable three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface, regardless of how loose or tight you want to paint-this course will allow you to rigorously engage with the principles of figure and portrait painting in the classical tradition. Working from a live model, we will explore techniques for capturing a likeness, handling paint, emphasizing the effects of light and atmosphere, modeling form and mixing lifelike flesh tones. Every step from stretching a canvas to applying the final highlight will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained. NOTE: A Sunday afternoon field trip to the The MetropolitanMuseum of Art is included. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first session. A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session.

Instructor

Marvin Mattelson

Portrait artist

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Clients include:

New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey

Exhibitions include:

Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase

Publications include:

Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio

Awards and honors include:

First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators

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Realistic Figure and Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FID-2221-CE1
  • Day(s) S
  • Dates Sep 20 - Dec 13
  • Hours 10:00AM - 04:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

Want your paintings to come to life? Illusionistic realism takes more than merely copying what is in front of you; it requires the ability to understand and interpret your subject to be successful. This course will present, to artists of all levels, a uniquely simple and logical approach to painting the portrait and the figure in oil. The mindset and methodologies that guided master artists for more than 500 hundred years will be emphasized, and you will learn the time-honored techniques that have served as the backbone for some of the greatest paintings ever created. Designed to develop your ability to create a believable three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface, regardless of how loose or tight you want to paint-this course will allow you to rigorously engage with the principles of figure and portrait painting in the classical tradition. Working from a live model, we will explore techniques for capturing a likeness, handling paint, emphasizing the effects of light and atmosphere, modeling form and mixing lifelike flesh tones. Every step from stretching a canvas to applying the final highlight will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained. NOTE: A Sunday afternoon field trip to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art is included. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first session. A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session.

Instructor

Marvin Mattelson

Portrait artist

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Clients include:

New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey

Exhibitions include:

Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase

Publications include:

Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio

Awards and honors include:

First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators

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